Fashion Over Reason

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Everlane Denim Drop

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The latest Everlane release, aka Denim Drop, is nothing short of fire. They made a set of straight leg/cropped jacket in two bomb colors, this rusty red and a light dusty rose. The pieces fit like a glove, plus their denim is affordable and as clean and ethical as can be.

Coming real soon!


Photographed by @whoisapneet

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Denim 2-piece by Everlane
Boots by LOQ
Bag by Dagne Dover

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Apricoss



I recently discovered small NYC-based label Apricoss and fell hard for their pretty designs and small batch, slow fashion philosophy. They make some killer swimwear that's ultra-flattering, but this season they also came out with this super colorful tweed-like jacquard skirt that gave me all kinds of 80s Chanel vibes—love at first sight.

Nothing beats wearing a textured mini skirt with knee high boots. And to balance the whole thing, it had to be an oversized knit. Just need to throw on some sheer black pantyhose and a faux fur coat to brave the outdoors and I'm set.


Details:
Aritzia sweater
Stuart Weitzman boots

Sunday, January 20, 2019

For Days



If you've been a long-time reader or follower, you're likely familiar with my strong feelings about the importance of both environmental and ethical responsibility in the fashion industry. It seems strange coming from someone who enjoys aesthetics and encourages people to shop, but I like to push the needle in a more thoughtful direction—that of conscious consumerism, offering food for thought on making more calculated purchases based on need and evaluating the impact of fast fashion. I try to impart some understanding of sustainable fabrics and always highly encourage going the thrifting/vintage route.

When I caught wind of new t-shirt brand For Days, I knew I needed to help spread the word about it. So here's the gist: you pay $x for x tees, they send them to you and you keep what you like. A few months from now when you're over them, you send back what you're tired of wearing and they recycle the shirts, make new ones out of the fabric, and send you back your new selects.

These simple facts about the company are going to blow your mind (they did mine):

- Their tees are 100% organic cotton and dyes (aka better for the planet, for the farmers, and for your skin).
- They don't produce any unnecessary inventory, meaning there is zero contribution to landfills.
- Their manufacturing facilities use renewable energy and generate significantly less material waste than any regular clothing plant.
- They're in the process of designing a water reclamation program to reduce their environmental footprint.
- Head here to find out more about their packaging and shipping initiatives that are reinventing the über harmful, wasteful status quo.

After all that's said and done, what about the actual t-shirts—are they even cute?! They are DOPE. They offer a ton of variety to choose from, plus it's non-committal: you send things back free of cost when you're ready for a change. I'm particularly into this burgundy number with a retro vibe, seen in these pics. I also have the Heritage 90s crop and this perfect Heritage 70s slim crew. Obsessed with all of them and feel like there's no need to buy t-shirts ever again—this is the brand that keeps on giving.

This kind of manufacturing ideology should be the norm. Let's all get on board.



Details:
For Days tee
Aritzia jeans & Kimono
Rag &Bone boots



Thursday, December 13, 2018

Holiday Lewks

'Tis the season for Holiday parties, and all these festive soirées can really stump a girl when it comes to choosing an outfit. I've been attending lots of them this season, and instead of taking the easy road and defaulting to a safe all-black ensemble, I've been jazzing things up with punchy colors and super shiny fabrics. Because if you can't do it now, when can you?!

To help get you inspired for your next merry fête, I've gone ahead and broken down three looks I wore to events last week, along with the shopping creds. Don't forget there's also New Year's Eve to plan for!

Look 1

Head to toe neon pink, but make it grunge. Why not?



DETAILS:
Shopbop blazer and pants
Marc Jacobs t-shirt
LOQ boots

The total lewk:



Look 2

All the shiny things for the holiday season, but make it rock 'n roll.



DETAILS:
Ba&sh dress
Rag & Bone jacket
Fendi bag

The total lewk:



Look 3

WWHHD? (What would Hugh Hefner do?) Probs wear this to a holiday party.



DETAILS:
& Other Stories top and pants
Stella McCartney coat (found at Consignment Brooklyn)
Vintage bag

The total lewk:

Monday, December 10, 2018

Street Wise



There's something so smart about a wide leg plaid trouser, but in classic me form, I couldn't resist the dichotic appeal of pairing them with some laissez-faire pieces that would likely very much go against anyone else's style intuitions.

Balance is something I constantly reiterate on this blog, and it's my best piece of fashion advice when I'm asked to impart my "wisdom." Counterbalancing vibes instead of leaning into one full throttle is something I instinctively apply to every single outfit I put together.

If I feel pulled too strongly in one direction, I have to tip the scales on the opposite end. Which is why you're seeing me here in office pants with a baggy long sleeve tee, a ski hat, and rock 'n roll accessories.


Details:
Shirt from a diner in Sonoma
Aritzia pants
& Other Stories boots
BLK DNM jacket
Fendi bag
Elizabeth and James sunnies

Get the lewk:

Monday, November 26, 2018

Florals for Fall, Groundbreaking



Transitional weather presents the most fabulous opportunities for fashion moments. You know, when it's between seasons and building outfits is all about tactical layering. It's personally where I feel at my sartorial best, maybe because I was raised in a place where dressing for four distinct seasons was always a life necessity.

I especially love when layers are fluid and oversized and when proportions are toyed with, just like what's happening in this airy autumnal getup. Cropped plaid wide leg pants paired with a cropped flowy floral blouse, topped with a robe-like coat that drops almost all the way down to my ankles.

Elevated just the right amount of inches by these super sensible-yet-chic & Other Stories booties.


Details:
Top, coat, pants: all Aritzia
& Other Stories Boots
Marais USA bag